Sponsored by Brown-Forman & Whisky Loot
At TVG we’ve proven that whisky pairs brilliantly with a multitude of flavours but one of the most simple, and enjoyable, is chocolate. Fortunately, the team from Whisky Loot knows this pairing all too well, and with Easter on the horizon, has painstakingly selected three award-winning whiskies and paired them with three locally sourced chocolates for your gorging pleasure.
The three drams chosen have all spent time in sweet Sherry and Port casks, possessing an assortment of rich fruit characteristics that effortlessly complement the handmade chocolate selection.
Here’s a snapshot of the whiskies in question.
A wonderfully complex and viscous dram from one of the most underrated distilleries in the Highlands. It’s Christmas cake in a bottle! Sweetness on the nose and very rich with notes of toffee, apples, a hint of vanilla and a rich dark fruit background.
Paired with: Rich Dark Chocolate Marzipan
BenRiach 17 PX Finish
An extremely limited release that has spent time in both American oak bourbon and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks. The result is a whisky as deep in colour as it is in taste, with notes of dark mocha, toasted nuts, fruit cake, dried fig and honey complementing cigar like spice for a warm and wondrous mouthfeel.
Paired with: Dark Chocolate Praline
GlenGlassaugh Port Wood Finish
One of four bottlings that comprise the reawakened coastal distillery’s first-ever series of wood-finished whiskies. The Port Wood explores the effect of ruby port pipes on the distillery’s maritime drams, resulting in an aromatic and oily copper-coloured single malt with crisp apple, brandied cherries and balsamic strawberry flavours.
Paired with: Creamy Chocolate Ganache
Whisky Loot’s Easter extravaganza is priced at $59, which lets you taste three bottles that would normally cost you $410 in store, paired with three artisanal (yummy) chocolates. You can subscribe here.
We’re giving you and two friends the chance to EACH win a Whisky Loot Package, which includes a Whisky Loot Subscription and one of each of the bottles above. That’s three subscriptions and nine bottles of hooch for you and your consigliere’s.
Head to Boss Hunting’s Instagram account to get involved.